MLS Eastern Conference side New England Revolution have appointed Clint Paey as their new interim head coach following the resignation of Bruce Arena.
In a short statement posted by the club, the 49-year-old has stepped in at short notice from the Revs’ second team after the playing staff refused to train yesterday in an apparent act of solidarity with departing coach Arena.
New England Revolution players refuse to train
The Revs have also parted company with Assistant Coaches Dave Van Den Bergh and Sharlie Joseph in a turbulent day for the Revs who still sit second in the MLS Eastern Conference standings. Both coaches had posted messages of support for Arena on social media after he was placed on leave.
The future of previous interim head coach Richie Williams, who only took on the role following Arena’s official departure on Saturday evening, now also looks extremely uncertain. Club captain and star player Carles Gil was originally scheduled to be in attendance for a press conference yesterday alongside Williams but pulled out at the last minute.
New England takes on Colorado Rapids on Saturday evening with the situation now murkier than ever. President Brian Bilello and technical director Curt Onalfo will take questions from the MLS media tomorrow in an attempt to diffuse a situation that threatens to de-rail the Revs season catastrophically.